downloading files and Vista
by jfakult - 11/10/08 4:40 AM
I'm not sure if this is an IE problem, or a Vista problem. But since I can usually trace all my problems to Vista, I'm posting this problem here.
I seem to have lost the ability to download files from Hotmail when I use IE. In the past, I could "save" the file to my Downloads folder, and use my virus scan to scan it before opening it. When I selected "save", IE would prompt me for a file location. Lately however, I'm not prompted, and the file does not download--the screen flashes briefly, then quickly returns to the email message. My only option is to "open" the file from the email--which I don't want to do until I know it's virus-free.
When I read my mail through Mozilla however, I'm able to download the file, and scan before opening, just like always.
Has anyone experienced this?
I'm using Win Vista.